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Geographic Atrophy
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Astellas receives permanent J-code for avacincaptad pegol for geographic atrophy

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Iveric Bio, An Astellas Company, announced the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has assigned a unique, permanent Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPS) J-code for IZERVAY (avacincaptad pegol intravitreal solution) for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The new J-code, J2782, is effective April 1, 2024.

“Geographic atrophy is a progressive disease that can lead to irreversible vision loss and early treatment can have a significant impact on patients’ lives. Receiving a permanent J-code in the U.S. supports our efforts to increase timely patient access to IZERVAY, the first and only FDA approved GA treatment to demonstrate a statistically significant reduction in the rate of GA progression in just 12 months across two pivotal trials,” said Michael Petroutsas, Head of US Commercial, in a press release.

Since its U.S. launch in September 2023, more than 40,000 IZERVAY vials have been distributed to physician practices. The permanent J-code for IZERVAY is expected to accelerate patient access in the U.S. and has been published on the CMS website.

Read the full press release here.

 

 

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